Do Bankruptcy Concepts Exist in the Bible? You Decide
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Do Bankruptcy Concepts Exist in the Bible? You Decide


Below are some Bible versus that may relate to consumer protection and filing bankruptcy. What do you think?

Exodus 22:25 - "If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury."

Leviticus 25:36 - "Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee."

Leviticus 25:37 - "Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase."

Deuteronomy 23:19 - "Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury."

Deuteronomy 23:20 - "Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it."

Nehemiah 5:7 - "Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them."

Nehemiah 5:10 - "I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury."

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Psalm 15:5 - "He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved."

Proverbs 28:8 - "He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor."

Isaiah 24:2 - "And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him."

Jeremiah 15:10 - "Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me."

Ezekiel 18:8 - "He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man."

Ezekiel 18:13 - "Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him."

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Ezekiel 18:17 - "That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes; he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live."

Ezekiel 22:12 - "In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbors by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD."

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